How is the industry adapting to the move away from carrierfunded business models? Are venue owners more willing to buy their own infrastructure and who is responsible for the BTS (base station equipment)? What does the end-user business model look like? This panel will answer pointed questions such as:
Market projections for small cells remain bullish with their primary driver being an economical solution for achieving the scale and localized ignal source needed for future wireless network builds outs. In this panel, hear industry thought-leaders discuss the application of small cells, indoor and out, and how they have allowed carriers to keep pace with network capacity demands.
Achieving Customer Satisfaction and Adapting to the Sea of Change – A Hospitality Sector Perspective
This case study will show how Caesars have approached their customers’ demand for ubiquitous wireless coverage and capacity and have adopted business facing mobile applications to enhance their operations. It will also highlight how the business models used have changed in reaction to the sea of change currently occurring in the industry.
Working with Vodafone to Leverage a C-RAN Architecture and Deliver Capacity to One Million People on New Year’s Eve
The Berlin Fan Mile has traditionally proven to be an extremely challenging environment when it comes to the provision of reliable cellular coverage and capacity. The debut deployment of idDAS enabled Vodafone to solve this problem. This session will share details from the ‘world-first’ project and cover topics including:
Bringing New Levels of Performance and Future Proofing to Texas A&M’s Kyle Field
Texas A&M's new football stadium showcases a technology infrastructure that is among the most comprehensive in any stadium, collegiate or professional. At the heart of the infrastructure is a fiber optical system that allows the mobility technologies to deliver a new level of performance and future-proofing along with significant cost savings. Hear about the technologies and business partnerships and agreements at this unique venue as well as the capabilities and performance that have been realized.
Edge Densification: Transport and Access Technology Review
Edge Densification is the key driver behind Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). Increasing the radio throughput per square meter requires a focus on both the transport and access layers of the RAN. This panel discussion will define edge densification, explore the business and technology dynamics at play and provide a glimpse into the future of Middleprise focused densification models.
Attendees will gain insight into:
Future Proofing your Network with Passive Optical LANs
Enterprises looking to upgrade or replace their network infrastructure are realizing the value of Passive Optical LAN. Passive Optical LAN provides significant benefits without forcing enterprises to alter what they are already doing or changing out the core and user devices. Businesses are saving capital costs, on-going operational costs on energy and space while enjoying synergies with wireless both Wi-Fi and DAS.
Learn how deploying a Passive Optical LAN can help an enterprise future-proof their network infrastructure while realizing all of the benefits of converged wired and wireless network services.
DAS Commissioning and Optimization Best Practices
McCarran’s Journey: Facilitating Operational Efficiency and Customer Experience in theWireless World
Densifying the Network with Outdoor Small Cells
Crown Castle will share surprising and important limitations to a common RF design method used for small cells. Crown performed comparative field trials and discovered that different small cell design methods produce significant differences in small cell network capacity and throughput. The results from these trials will be shared along with the implications and best practice design recommendations.
New Solutions for Driving Down Installation Costs and Reducing the Engineering Complexity of DAS
Texas Christian University started the launch of its master mobility plans well over seven years ago. During this period, we have shared our experience on various aspects of the university’s endeavors, as well as the lesson-learned. Today, TCU having the mobility foundation & infrastructure in place, as well as technology partner’s commitment to our deliverable and success; we believe its’ been a key component attempting to manage the uncharted waters — just when you think you got a solid plan.
TCU shall offer an overview of the methods taken, in which enhanced our wireless services, as part of the in-building initiatives on campus. After several years, committed to TCU Master Mobility Plan — whereby, we continue to offer our community; multi-carrier, multi-frequency, technology enhancement, flexibility, and quantifiable benefits that continues to serve as the foundation of TCU’s short and longrange mobility initiatives has not changed. The Session format is intended to be an interactive exchange of “specific experiences” with the group. We look forward to sharing our experience.
Cell Distribution Utilizing CAT6 Based CPRI with Pico Radios
All congress attendees are invited to unwind with a drink, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and networking. This is an excellent opportunity
to converse with some of the day’s presenters, visit more of the exhibit booths, or simply to catch up with friends and colleagues.
With your help, we are putting industry analysts in the hot seat and asking them the tough questions that directly relate to DAS and small cell deployments. This fast-paced panel, moderated by Dan Meyer of RCR Wireless, will be unlike any you have seen, featuring: direct one word, one-sentence and one-minute answers to poignant questions such as:
Wi-Fi and cellular technologies are getting closer and being increasingly integrated as part of a unified heterogeneous network with the goal of achieving seamless end-user experience as the user traverses from one technology to the other. However, the planning & design of each technology is usually performed separately by different people using different tools and approaches. Furthermore, the design of each part of the network is documented differently (if at all), deployed by different people and often maintained separately. In large and complex venues such as airports or sport stadiums, these process differences can also lead to large cost inefficiencies. We’ll explore how the planning, design and documentation process can be fully integrated, yielding significant benefits for all stakeholders.
The presentation will analyze where we are today with all generations of mobile technology including what’s needed to evolve from where we are with 4G and what’s needed to justify a generational step that leads to 5G. Key discussion points will be whether we’re good with what we have today and what’s driving the industry to already think about 5G when we 4G penetration is still in the early stages.
The small cell business case is rapidly being undermined by the demand for neutrality from the enterprise and landlords. Both CAPEX and OPEX value is being eroded through carriercentric technologies, with limited consideration to noncarrier funded DAS. This session will highlight the opportunity to deliver industrial capacity by deploying software-defined Small Cells in a C-RAN architecture.
With regular reports of cyber-attacks on enterprise data, there is increasing concern over the security of information transmitted over DAS, Wi-FI and small cell infrastructure. This presentation will clarify the security issues and challenges and offer solutions to ensure the safety of your wireless network and mobile devices.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with a break for refreshments.
(Registration will take place from 8:00 a.m.)
Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) can be costly to deploy and may result in a sub-optimal user experience if not planned and tested properly. This workshop will guide you through each stage of planning, designing, deploying and testing an active DAS and emphasize some of the major challenges and issues encountered.
This workshop will cover:
Throughout the workshop there will be live and interactive demonstrations illustrating many of the aforementioned subjects listed.
12:00 Lunch for Workshop A & B attendees
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a break for refreshments.
(Registration will take place from 12:00 p.m.)
Las Vegas calls to mind images of glittering lights, luxurious
resorts and one of a kind attractions. But soon, nestled
between Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and New York-New
York Hotel & Casino will be The Park, an oasis designed to
feel like a microcosm of the surrounding desert landscape
that will also serve as the pathway to the new T-Mobile
Arena. The Park will provide a respite from the hustle and
bustle of The Strip, allowing guests to relax and unwind in
the beauty of modern design while socializing with friends,
enjoying delicious food and beverage or strolling through the space to take in the sights of The Strip’s newest architectural attraction.
ExteNet Systems has long worked with MGM Resorts to deliver turnkey deployments across multiple properties, including The Park. At The Park, ExteNet has deployed a distributed network to enable the many visitors to have the latest in 4G-LTE wireless connectivity. Increasingly, reliable connectivity is expected regardless of location and property ownership recognizes the value of providing such a service for its guests and staff.
This case study on The Park will garner multiple perspectives on the complex project, including the drivers, deployment challenges, and resulting benefits. The hospitality vertical has long been driving how connectivity can be leveraged across multiple fronts to enhance the guest experience.
MGM Case Study Presenters:
The case study presentation will be followed by a tour of The Park, MGM’s multipurpose indoor/outdoor venue with access to the Head End facility to provide an overview of the equipment visitors are seeing, the actual network itself, and the opportunity to engage in detailed Q&A.
With the shift away from carrier/wireless service provider-funded solutions, enterprise, property owners and managers need to be in the driver’s seat of their wireless strategy — and it can’t just be about Wi-Fi. To meet the educational and networking needs of enterprise end-users, the DAS & Small Cells Congress brings you the inaugural Enterprise In-Building Wireless Bootcamp.
As you make tremendous investments in wireless infrastructure, strategy and planning for the future is key. This full-day, interactive program will help you identify the best mechanism for your coverage and capacity needs. The agenda covers the most salient business and technical considerations, to give attendees the information they need to advance their wireless projects.
In addition, it’s an opportunity for you to meet with and learn from other enterprise/end-users, plus representatives from carriers and service providers. Attending this bootcamp will provide the grounding that will enable you to gain maximum value from the succeeding two-day conference.
To set the scene for the day, Rod will provide an overview of the emerging wireless technologies that you need to know about for a successful long-term wireless strategy.
In addition, all attendees will have the opportunity to briefly introduce themselves to facilitate the interaction and networking throughout the day.
When budget plays a crucial role, the all-important question of what does your enterprise need versus want has to be answered before a wireless strategy can be established. This session will clarify the factors you need to take into account including; stakeholder goals and objectives; venue analysis; customers/users; scalability and future proofing.
WAs you look for ways to enhance your wireless infrastructure, it’s important to understand the converged solutions that are available to you that can deliver business and operational applications and reduce capital and operating expenses.
Co-moderated by an enterprise end-user and a solution provider, participate in an informal, dynamic discussion with your cross-industry counterparts on one aspect of the morning presentations. Garner insights from the experience of thought-leaders in other industry verticals that can be integrated and adapted into an actionable plan for your organization. Table topics:
Co-moderated by an enterprise end-user and a solution provider, participate in an informal, dynamic discussion with your cross-industry counterparts on one aspect of the day’s presentations. Garner insights from the experience of thought-leaders in other industry verticals that can be integrated and adapted into an actionable plan for your organization. Table topics:
Enterprise Bootcamp attendees will be taken on a behind the-scenes of the local multi-operator, multi-service DAS installed at the Paris Hotel & Casino. Attendees of this tour will have exclusive access to see how DAS is deployed throughout the facility and inside the telecom room.
The tour is facilitated by representatives of American Tower Corporation and Mark Cross, Director of Enterprise Mobility, Caesars Entertainment.